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these folks voted in local elections. that doesn't matter. because the governor came in with the strength of the state legislator and said, you know what, we're going to erase your vote. so actually, the last election these people were participating in, it was kind of a conditional thing. you know, if the numbers didn't work out, we're not going to give a damn how you voted. that's basically what has unfolded here. emergency city manager, kevin orr, will now take complete control of detroit. earlier today, the mayor, dave bing, said that it's a sad day for workers in detroit and the city. >> it's very, very important, i think, that we respect the fact that the emergency manager has the key to the city at this point in time. i know there are a lot of people that are upset, that are concerned about their futures. but we are now starting from square one. it's a process that i think we need to take a lot of care, because there's going to be pain for a lot of different people. but in the long run, i think the future of the city will be bright. >> i offer to you tonight, this is unnecessary pai
would wish that the president could do more to elect politicians that would actually do something on behalf of the 99%. he doesn't have that power. so i thinkit smart politics for him to raise a ruckus over this. the other side of the aisle has no interest in helping working class people whatsoever. we are living in the matrix. and instead of being a battery, they want to turn you into an overdrawn checking account. what it really comes down to, these are the real problems people care about. working class people don't care about the deficit, they don't care about ending abortion. they need a paycheck so they can support their family. and to listen to republican politicians and the talking heads at fox news bad mouth working class people, come on. we already know that the republican party is the party of mitt romney. could care less about anybody less than $250,000. for the president to come out and make this speech is extremely wise politics, because it's what people care about and that's how you win elections. >> he's got to stay on it. the democrats have got to stay on it. i thi
election where all races were allowed to participate, nelson mandela was overwhelming elected to the presidency. he was battling a respiratory infection since early june. a remarkable man and a remarkable life and a model of stick-to-itiveness and never give up. a man of tremendous heart and compassion. dead this night at the age of 95. joining me tonight for our coverage on the passing of nelson mandela and joy reed of the grio and also with us tonight, dr. james peterson of lehigh university. i will start with you. a remarkable man. a life that is a true treasure to humanity. >> he is a star across all lines. >> you cannot compartmentalize him to a politician or a founting of south africa. here's a man who fought the hate and the bigotry and the institutional apartheid of a nation without internalizing it. he was able to reconcile a nation and move it forward and revolutionize it nonviolently, without firing one bullet. i was an election observer in 19 nor in johansburg the night they lowered the flag of apartheid. we met with him many times and to see this transition happen
himself spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who has worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> joining me now, doctor zeke emmanuel, msnbc contributor and vice pro voeft for world global initiatives at the university of pennsylvania. doctor, good to have you with us tonight. >> nice to be here. >> i can't take argument with bill clinton. he worked awfully hard to get president obama re-elected. he was tireless on the campaign trail. but we're almost at the point where every sound bite counts. what role could bill clinton play at this point, moving forward after trying to mop up what was said in that interview? >> well, actually, isn't it interesting how the sort of -- that whole narrative of people losing their insurance has died away has the web site has come back and 1 million people or so a day can visit the website and see what's available. i do think a large part of the effort now has to be try to drive people to take a look at what's on the website. for them to loo
not to show up. and, you know, ever since president obama has been elected, republicans liked to, as you say, push this narrative that we live in some sort of post racial society. they use it to justify their attack on voting rights. dr. dyson, anybody buying it? >> nobody is buying it, and the selling of it has been pretty poor. the reality is that the persistence of racial inequality suggests that the republicans would have to do a lot of soul searching. first of all, you can't, you know, present images of barack obama, president obama, as they have done, so viciously on the far right wing. and then the republicans have not been quick to repute pud ate that kind of thing and suggest in place of this vitriolic attention to racial matters they're willing to open up the doors, the flood gate of not only compassion, but as zerlina has indicated, of public policies that benefit and at least strengthen these african-american and latino communities. if you're not willing to deal with the issues of immigration, of affirmative action, of reform of our housing markets, then you're not really serious
elections. >> ruth, what's it do for elizabeth warren? >> i think it's going to give her a huge boost. >> i do too. >> elizabeth warren is such a fantastic spokesperson for these issues. for the -- just the sheer greed economy we live in now and how it is completely contrary to the interests of ordinary working people. >> john, what about that? >> and her message resonates so powerfully with people and this attack shows it res naets in a lot of places. >> i completely agree. you can't stand up for main street when you're on all fours for wall street. and ten years ago i got called a radical because i was against invading iraq, against bush's economic plan. for medical can bus and marriage equality. i wasn't a radical, that's what elizabeth warren is. the greatest fear is elizabeth warren getting a larger platform because the more conservatives hear her words the more they'll realize how much sense they shakes makes. >> do democrats need to distance themselves? >> not all. this will be forgotten in a year. this shows the diversity. the piece written by two democrats who worked for prominent
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